Make a 2017 pledge to the CDA

Planful Philanthropy, not to be confused with Planned Giving, is more than a bequest. It’s deciding with forethought how much and to what causes you wish to donate at the beginning of the tax year.

When you plan your 2017 donation to the CDA, your proactive approach helps you budget your giving dollars rather than reacting to every appeal that comes your way in a year. appeals. And the CDA can budget better with funds pledged in advance.

Talk to financial advisors and set goals for how and how much to give. Look at the CDA’s Guidestar and Charity Navigator profiles, and sign up for a CDA tour in November to see how we live our mission. Then determine how you can make the most impact from your donation.